Evaluation of Perception of II Year MBBS Students Regarding A Clinical Forensic Medicine Module in a Tertiary Care Centre

Authors

  • Ravindra Baliram Deokar1 , Harish Manilal Pathak2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1390

Keywords:

Case based teaching, Medico legal cases, Clinical Forensic Medicine.

Abstract

Background: Besides providing treatment to patients in medico legal cases, a competent medical practitioner

is legally bound to collect all necessary evidence material from the body of patients which may help in the

investigation of the crime and to aid in the court of law towards justice. In India, the current practice of

theoretical teaching of students in Forensic Medicine towards handling medicolegal cases is not enough to

deliver clinical skills effectively in handling medico-legal cases.

Aims & Objectives: This study was undertaken with objectives to evaluate students perception on Clinical

Forensic Medicine and impart them a hands on training towards handling antemortem medico legal cases.

Material & Method: It was an educational interventional study, including 125 second MBBS undergraduate

students. At the end of module, the students’ responses towards educational project on Clinical Forensic

Medicine were collected in the form of a pre-validated questionnaire template.

Results & Conclusion: About 52 % students responded as agreed and 29 % strongly agreed with the

questionnaires at the end of this module. Students favoured Clinical Forensic Medicine Module as an

effective teaching/learning method to learn on the basics of handling medico legal cases.

Author Biography

Ravindra Baliram Deokar1 , Harish Manilal Pathak2

1 Professor (Additional), 2Professor & Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,

Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Ravindra Baliram Deokar1 , Harish Manilal Pathak2. (2020). Evaluation of Perception of II Year MBBS Students Regarding A Clinical Forensic Medicine Module in a Tertiary Care Centre. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 174-179. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1390